BREAKING: Buhari bows to pressure, set to visit Taraba, Benue, Rivers

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally bowed to pressure from Nigerians to visit Benue, Taraba, Rivers and other states experiencing terrorist attacks, criminal activities, Fulani herdsmen/farmers clash, communal clashes for the purpose of on-the-spot assessment of the situation. The President has been under pressure to visit states that have witnessed violence recently but rather, the President was seen visiting some relatively peaceful states for social functions. The Presidency announced this via its official Twitter handle stating that starting from today, March 5, the President will visit Taraba state and other states…

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Dakuku’s hatred for Rivers State

  It is obvious that the defeated 2015 Rivers APC governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside, is a very bitter man. The reason for his bitterness is quite clear. He was overwhelmingly rejected by the people of Rivers State. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (PDP) polled 1,029,102 votes to defeat Peterside (APC) who polled 124,896 votes. Since then, Peterside has lost all sense of decency and commitment to Rivers State. Peterside has since developed an anti-Rivers attitude, built on hate, disrespect for Rivers people and extreme resentment of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo…

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Criminality in Rivers: Time for Fakorede’s exit

The recent nocturnal invasion of Mgbuosimi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, culminating in the gruesome killing of 10 traders and other casualties was another sore point in the continued deterioration of security in the state in the full glare of security agents. Though the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki Ahmed, has declared eight suspected cultists wanted in connection with the sanguinary attack, it is incredible that no arrest has so far been made despite the existence of various security architectures in the state. What is…

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Fani-Kayode accuses SARS officials of alleged murder, sexual assault

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has called out Akin Fakorede, Head of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Rivers state. In a series of tweets on micro-blogging social network, Twitter,  Fani-Kayode alleged that Fakorede’s men have been responsible for violence, murder and sexual assault in the state. 1. One Akin Fakorede is the head of SARS in Rivers state.He was indicted for violence and intimidation against PDP supporters in Rivers state in 2016 by a Judicial Commision of Inquiry.His men have also been accused of the cold-blooded murder of Jibade…

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Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom sue FG over N500trn revenue loss

Kemi Adeosun

Court fixes Nov 14 for hearing Rivers, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states yesterday dragged the Federal Government before the Supreme Court to challenge the loss of N500 trillion oil revenue to oil companies operating in Nigeria due to negligence in the execution of oil production contract. The states are asking the apex court to compel the Federal Government to implement section 162 of the 1999 constitution as it relates to oil revenue generation and sharing among the component parts of the federation. In the originating summons, the plaintiffs through their…

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Rivers: Defections drive APC to the edge

EMMANUEL MASHA reports on the gale of defections among chieftains and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State since after the National Assembly rerun elections in the state in which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious   A few months before the legislative rerun elections in Rivers State, the camp of a senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was bubbling as party leaders expressed optimism about the party’s chances in the election. But, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the result, it…

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